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Big Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline caught bribing doctors to boost sales

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Britain’s biggest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, allegedly bribed doctors in Poland using money that was meant to be spent on educating patients, according to new evidence revealed today by the BBC Panorama programme. A GSK whistleblower claims that money put aside to teach patients in Poland about an asthma drug, Seretide, actually went towards paying doctors to prescribe more of the ... Read More »

Australian Customs involved in drug smuggling

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Up to 30 Customs officers have been accused of receiving bribes to turn a blind eye to the import of drugs and illegal precursor chemicals through Sydney International Airport. The allegations are believed to follow several months of surveillance by the Australian Federal Police after officers were tipped off about the racket. The Federal Police last night refused to comment ... Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline forced to pay $3 billion over faking research and bribing doctors

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It’s not often that we get an express and unequivocal admission of criminal behavior from Big Pharma. British pharmaceutical behemoth GlaxoSmithKline, however, made headlines when they pled guilty to three criminal charges. They settled to pay $1 billion in criminal fines and $2 billion in civil fines. This settlement surpasses the $2.3 billion Pfizer agreed to pay in 2009 for inappropriately marketing 13 drugs. ... Read More »